Agi Mishol was born in 1947 in Hungary to parents who survived Auschwitz and the Holocaust. When she was 4, she and her parents moved to Israel, where she still lives on a farm with her husband. She has a B.A. and M.A. in Hebrew literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Mishol is the winner of several awards, including the Tel Aviv Foundation Award (1991), the Prime Minister`s Prize (1994) and the Yehuda Amichai Poetry Prize (2002). She has published 12 volumes of poetry in Hebrew and has two collections in English translation: “The Swimmers” (1998) and “Look There: New and Selected Poems” (2006).
She teaches at Alma College in Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Agi Mishol reads two more of her poems in this web exclusive clip.